You have to be pretty hammered to try and flee an accident that you caused in front of your own home. Even if you just go outside to move your car, getting behind the wheel after drinking is extremely dangerous and can put more than just your own safety at risk.

A recent drunk driving car accident in Tennessee should serve notice to all drivers that no matter how in control you think you are, you can get into an accident in front of your own home and face criminal charges.

A man, from Nashville, was arrested recently for committing a hit-and-run accident that took place in his own driveway of his apartment complex. According to police, another person saw the drunk driver back into her car. It’s unknown if she was in the car at the time of the accident.

According to police, the man was later discovered, sleeping, in his apartment. He is now charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. There are no details of any breath, blood or field sobriety tests that were conducted on the man to determine his level of drunkenness.

It’s also not known why the man felt it would be a good idea to get behind the wheel of his car after he had been drinking. But it should be a reminder that no matter how insignificant the task may be, you shouldn’t get behind the wheel after drinking, because mistakes can always happen. Fortunately no one was killed in this instance, but the results could have been much worse.

Source: News Channel 5, “Man Charged With DUI Hit & Run In Own Driveway,” Feb. 4, 2013